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Sour Grapes (1998)

R | | Comedy | 17 April 1998 (USA)
Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

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Larry David

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Larry David
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Burns ... Eulogist
Viola Harris Viola Harris ... Selma Maxwell
Scott Erik Scott Erik ... Teenage Richie
Michael Resnick Michael Resnick ... Teenage Evan
Steven Weber ... Evan Maxwell
Craig Bierko ... Richie Maxwell
Jennifer Leigh Warren ... Millie
Karen Sillas ... Joan
Robyn Peterman Robyn Peterman ... Roberta
Anthony Parziale Anthony Parziale ... Blackjack Dealer
Abraham Kessler Abraham Kessler ... Crap Dealer
Fred Goehner Fred Goehner ... Floor Manager
Amy Hohn ... Waitress
Denise Bessette Denise Bessette ... Cocktail Waitress
Angelo Tiffe ... Chauffeur
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Storyline

Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt brings a $400,000 jackpot for Richie. No wonder Evan turns greedy and jealous. Written by Anonymous

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They're cousins and best friends... until debt do them part! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que O Dinheiro Nos Separe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,104, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$123,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,104
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Larry David has expressed regrets over directing the film. References of the film were made on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" where his character had a poster of the film in his office, but according to the season one commentary, David took the poster down because he was sick of looking at it, and another one featured friends borrowing the film and saying they liked it, but Larry knowing they were all lying. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h) When Richard leaves the chiropractor's office and the cops pull up to talk to him, the potted plant on the right moves between shots. Note the position in relation to the little square window on the building. See more »

Quotes

Selma Maxwell: [making soup at the stove, to son Richie] This won't take long. ...little salt, a little peppah-deppah. Awww. Who else knows how much you love peppah-deppah? No one. No *one*!
[singing]
Selma Maxwell: There is a lay-dee / Who likes lovely bay-zhil / And this lovely basil lady / Came to town
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see a bowl of grapes rotting as each name comes on the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: Affirmative Action (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Hours
from "La Gioconda"
Composed by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performed by Budapesti Filharmóniai Társaság Zenekara (as Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by András Kórodi (as Andras Korodi)
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Total Dud!
4 November 1999 | by shark-43See all my reviews

I am a fan of Larry David, both of SEINFELD and his brilliant recent HBO special he starred in, but this is an utter disaster. A script that never should have been filmed. The main plot of money coming between cousins quickly grows tired (maybe this was a plot for a Seinfeld that never got used where George would give Kramer two quarters that he uses to hit a jackpot - might work in a twenty two minute sitcom, but not a feature film) Everyone is miscast 9even the usually steady Stephen Webber. Craig Bierko is awful, mugging and aping like Kramer's stand-in.) The character of the Jewish mother is such a cartoon and so one note. There are maybe three good jokes in the whole thing. The movie plays out like a car wreck - you find you can't look away because of the slim hope you might find a survivor!


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